Eniwetok


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En·i·we·tok

 (ĕn′ə-wē′tŏk′, ə-nē′wĭ-)
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Eniwetok

(ˌɛnəˈwiːtɒk; əˈniːwɪˌtɔːk)
n
(Placename) an atoll in the W Pacific Ocean, in the NW Marshall Islands: taken by the US from Japan in 1944; became a naval base and later a testing ground for atomic weapons. Pop: 820 (1999 est). Official name: Enewetak
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En•i•we•tok

(ˌɛn əˈwi tɒk)

n.
an atoll in the NW Marshall Islands: site of atomic and hydrogen bomb tests 1947–52.
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Noun1.Eniwetok - an atoll in the Marshall IslandsEniwetok - an atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs
Eniwetok - World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold
Marshall Islands - a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
2.Eniwetok - World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Eniwetok - an atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs
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1952 - The US explodes the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
The bomb tested at the Eniwetok proving grounds on March 1, Admiral Strauss announced, provided a "stupendous blast in the megaton range." He said it was "double that of the calculated estimate." A megaton is equivalent to 1,000,000 tons of TNT.
Strock accompanied marines on the invasion of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in February 1944.
The missions proved successful and VPB 116, a PB4Y-1 squadron flying out of Eniwetok, was tasked with performing electronic reconnaissance of the region with three aircraft fitted out with receivers.
It was then I remembered that Poppie had been drafted into the Navy and fought the Japanese from the South Pacific island of Eniwetok. Nearly 40 years had passed, but his bias against all things Japanese was as vivid as his combat memories.
Duty stations included: USS Valley Forge (CVA 45); USS Caloosahatch.ee (AO 98); Nuclear Weapons Supply Annex, NSC San Diego; Los Alamos Task Group, Eniwetok Proving Grounds; Division of Naval Reactors, Atomic Energy Commission; USS Bushnell (AS 15); Strategic Systems Project Office; Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA; Commanding Officer, NSC Puget Sound; Deputy Chief of Naval Material for Procurement and Production, and Deputy Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command for Contracts.
forces invaded Eniwetok Atoll, encountering little initial resistance from Imperial Japanese troops.
Wake was only 537 miles from Eniwetok, 594 miles from Kwajalein, and 640 miles from Wotje, all of which were thought to hold major land-based (and long-range) air components.
Miller and colleagues derived a more precise estimated of Pliocene sea levels than has been accomplished in the past by looking at sediment cores from Virginia, New Zealand and the Eniwetok Atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean.